Friday, August 26, 2011

OPI Strawberry Margarita on my Toesies!

This is just a quick post because not many people care that much for toe pictures.  But I've been dying to try my OPI Strawberry Margarita and I thought it'd be a perfect pedicure polish!

I was right! 

Check it out:

It was an easy clean up and went on opaque after 2 coats!  Honestly I think it's probably the cleanest I've ever painted my toes because I have such a hard time getting my face close enough to see them well hahaha. 

In the pictures it looks super pink, but I think it's got a bit of a peach undertone to it in person.  I didn't think so until I compared it to Zoya Whitney, which you guys saw the other day and is super pink!

The formula was great...but it's OPI so you can expect that.  I'm loving all these bright colors I've been trying lately that go on in two coats! 

Do you guys have this color? Jennnn I know you do! What'd you think of it?

<3 Whitney

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Whitney loves Zoya Whitney!

Oooh like I said recently, I've been having great luck with Zoya lately! 

I've been lemming hardcore for Zoya Whitney...specifically on the basis that it's named "Whitney" haha but once I got it and tried it, I loved the color, too! 

Unfortunately I did this mani at night and didn't take pictures until the next evening, so you can see a bit of tip wear (from working...and putting together a book shelf...), but other than that, I loved it!

Normally I don't think pinks are that can pretty much find a dupe for any pink since they're pretty generic.  However, I don't think I have any pinks as "bubble gummy" as this!  I was thinking one of my Funky Fingers was similar, but it's kind of different.  I suppose I could compare them in the future!

This polish went on great and opaque in only 2 coats, which I am always ecstatic about! The formula is great...I really don't have a Zoya whose formula I don't like!  And with my lack of time I have to paint my nails, a nice formula and less required coats makes it a GREAT polish in my eyes!  Like I said, you can see some tip wear, but I've been using normal Sally Hansen top coat and quick drying cuticle oil drops on top instead of Seche Vite or Posche, so that probably could've been avoided.

Do you guys have this color?? How do you like it?!  Do you own a polish named after you? :)

<3 Whitney

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

OPI Muppets Collection!

Okay so I'm sure that everyone and their mom has posted this press release...but I am SO pumped for this whole collection, I'm posting it too!

Sending “Warm & Fozzie” Wishes from OPI!

OPI Celebrates Disney’s “The Muppets” with Holiday Lacquers Inspired by Walt Disney Pictures’ New Film

            This holiday season, OPI pays homage to America’s favorite Muppet friends as they hit the big screen in Disney’s The Muppets.  With an all-star cast including Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppet crew, the family comedy opens in theaters nationwide on November 23, 2011.  

Inspired by the film’s namesake lively and colorful characters, OPI launches twelve limited-edition Nail Lacquers for Holiday 2011. “OPI is so excited to work with Disney to celebrate this long-awaited movie release,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Not only do The Muppets characters inspire fun, bright and joyful colors, the fashionable Miss Piggy lends her name to three high-shine pink-based hues, ranging from bold red flecked with silver to a multi-dimensional strawberry shade.”
This line features six shimmery reds and neutrals, as well as six glitter-packed shades, including:
This wild bright red cannot be tamed!

Missing out on this fuchsia would make you weep, weep, weep!

Wocka Wocka!
The popular deep berry makes everything fun and merry!

Pepe’s Purple Passion
This deep, decadent shade is the best purple ever, okay!

Designer, de Better!
And this light metallic bronze is ready for the runway.

Warm & Fozzie
A feel-good shade of metallic copper.

Rainbow Connection
The rainbow glitter of your dreams.

Excuse Moi!
Ahem! This pink glitter has something to say!

Gone Gonzo!
The aqua-blue glitter is taking over the world!

Fresh Frog of Bel Air
A glitter that prefers the greener things in life.

Divine Swine
The finest, most fabulous magenta glitter ever. 

Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!
Red glittery fun for everyone!

Lacquer packed with micas and sparkle gives a 3-dimensional textured look that makes nails look like jewelry. With shades ranging from textured glitters in rainbow, red, green and blue to softer shimmers in copper and bronze metallic hues, these twelve colors provide the perfect accessory for the holiday season.

As with all OPI nail lacquers, these shades inspired by Disney’s The Muppets contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. 

This limited edition promotion will be available beginning November 2011 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for  $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades and contains no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Zoya "Jem" from new Smoke and Mirrors Collection!

Oooh dear.  SO I've been meaning to post, oh I don't know, maybe like 5 different polishes I've taken pictures of during my moving/unpacking process, but I just haven't got around to it!  Sorry! 

I have been sent some Barielle polishes to review...but I still have one left and I'd like to do them all at once.  So then I was going to update with one of my new fav polishes, Zoya Whitney (biased much? hah), but I tried Zoya Jem today from their Smoke and Mirrors Collection and it's so fabulous that I want to show you all NOW! 

Soooo excuse me for the amount of pictures...they are all kind of similar but I wanted to show you guys all the color you can see in this fabulous dark purple.

Love love love.

I've been having great luck with Zoya.  I took advantage of their buy one get two free...even though shipping costs the same as a polish.  I've been wanting Whitney and another Kimmy, so I thought I'd try this as well!

Anywho, this lovely, what I would call duochrome, went on great in 2 coats and could be a 1 coater if you're in a rush.  It shows a lovely array of purples, reds, and bronzes in the sun light and it looks decent on my nubbin nails.  I've broken a bunch during moving and unpacking, which is a bummer, but with a little cuticle TLC they look a bit better already. 

The only downside was that since I'm not used to wearing darker colors I thought I'd be able to clean up quickly after slapping it on--but even with acetone it turned my skin a little purple.  I'm assuming it'll wash off, though!

Wooo so have any of you guys tried the Smoke and Mirrors collection?  I haven't found any place around here who sells Zoya (no Ultas, sad story!) so I probably won't be ordering any unless they have a really great promo :)

Okay, hopefully I can update more this week now that my photos are edited!  Hope you all are greaaat!

<3 Whitney

Apothica Giftcard Giveaway WINNER!

Hey everyone!  I'm here to announce the winner of the $25 Apothica Giftcard!

And number 40 issss....


Congratulations, girl!  You have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail before another winner is chosen.  Thanks to all who entered :)

<3 Whitney

PS legitimate entry coming soon ;)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Last day to enter my Giveaway!!

Oh my gosh, I JUST noticed what day it was!

It is the LAST day to enter my Apothica giftcard giveaway!!  You guys should definitely go enter!  I just ordered a bunch of stuff off Apothica (some of it was on sale!) and I'm super pumped to get my stuff!

Anywho, sorry I've been MIA again for a week.  I'm still working on unpacking and getting things all pretty for when the BF gets back from his vacation! 

I've taken a few pictures of my I potentially have three entries I just haven't posted yet.  Sorrry.  I'll get back into this stuff when I get the hang of my work schedule.  Hopefully tomorrow.  I cooked for the rest of the week (through Thursday, at least) so I should have time tomorrow after work :)

Love you all, thanks for sticking with me!

<3 Whitney

Monday, August 15, 2011

Blog Awards!!

Amazingly during my time away I ended up getting TWO blog awards!!  Thank you so much, ladies! It always amazes me when people think of me for these :)

The first one is The Versatile Blogger Award from the lovely Lucia at Jewels and Nails, her blog is very cute and she's having a giveaway right now, so you should check her out!

The Rules:

Worship at the feet (or makeup vanity) of the person who nominated you and link back to her (or his) blog in your post. 

Share 7 facts about yourself.

Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers.

Contact your nominees and let them know you've tagged them.


1) I just moved out of my home state of Ohio to Tennessee!  And I've been having a complete freakout about it!
2) My favorite color is YELLOW! 
3) I love kettle corn :)
4) My dream is to travel to Greece
5) I live with my lovely boyfriend, Matt, who also made the journey here from Ohio with me.  Too sweet!
6) I just got a new car, horray!
7) I'm very sleepy right now and would love a nap.  BUT I have to wake up at 4:30 for work so I'm trying to avoid it.

The second award I received was the Best Blog award from Amanda and Fiona over at Ha Bisky! Nails!  They are both super sweet, be sure to check them out!

-You must link back to the person who awarded this to you! 
-Share 7 random facts! 
-Award 15 blogs and answer the questions listed above! 
-And send the ppl awarded a comment letting them know! 


1. Fave Color - yellow!
2. Fave Song -  I  don't have just one :)
3. Fave Dessert - baklava!  Orrrr Creme Brulee...mmmm
4. What is pissing you off - My lack of motivation to finish unpacking
5. When you're upset you - Cry...a lot.
6. Fave Pet - I loved my kitty...but at this point in my life I have zero desire to have any pets.
7. Black or White - Black
8. Biggest Fear - Oh dear...moving was scary.  I'm also scared of heights.
9. Best Feature - I guess I'm intelligent...
10. Everyday Attitude - I try and be optimistic, sometimes it doesn't work.
11. What is perfection - snuggling on the couch with my boyfriend watching a good show
12. Guilty Pleasure - shitty TV shows....I won't go into it now haha ;)

7 random things about me:  

1. I have the worst time thinking of random things about that can be #1 haha
2. I taught myself piano when I was younger...then the BF bought me one for my birthday after I had to sell mine when we moved, it was the sweetest present I've ever received :)
3. I had to drink coffee everyday last week to stay awake/alert at work.  I HATE that and don't want to have to rely on caffeine.  Hopefully this week will be easier.
4. I am so organized it's disgusting.  If I could have everything labeled I would.
5. I hate eating inside fast food restaurants.  I'd rather go through the drive through and eat in my car...
6. I love crunchy food.
7. I'm mildly allergic to shellfish...I found out at junior prom when I threw up everywhere.  It was terrible.
Bloggers I Tag
So here's what I'm going to do...I'm going to tag 15 bloggers for BOTH awards and you ladies can post either award (or both awards) on your blog!  I just don't have enough time to tag 30 different bloggers haha :)
1) Amanda and Fiona at Ha Bisky! Nails (for the Versatile Blogger award!)
2) Katie at Paws to Polish!
3) Zara at Never Unpolished!
4) Rachel Marie at Rachel Marie's Nails!
9) Michelle at Pretty in Pink Polish!
10) Sarah at Chalkboard Nails!
11) Rachel at Cherry Glam Girl!
13) Rebecca of Rebecca Likes Nails!
14) Stephanie at For Love and Polish!
15) Emily at Polishes to the Nines

Congrats ladies to your double award :)

<3 Whitney

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I'm BACK! With a CND review and a giveaway update!

Helllllo lovelies!

I am officially back from my 3 week hiatus!  Sorry about that--moving was a complete disaster (Not to mention that I broke 7 of 10 nails and now I have nubbins)!  It was so hectic and there were lots of miscommunications...then I took a vacation and started my new job! 

The job has long hours...I work four 10 hour days so I'm trying to adjust.  We'll see if I can even get out a blog post or two during the week.  I should be back on the weekends though :)

First announcement I have is that I'm extending my Apothica Giftcard Giveaway another week until 8/22.  I haven't been around to remind you, so I thought that would be best!  Not a ton of people have entered so you have a good chance of winning $25!  Since I'm all settled in now to my new place I'm going to start ordering from there :)  There's lots of things I want!

Anyway next I've got a review of CND's Tropic Coral for you all that I did right before I moved.  Sorry for taking so long to update!  Here are some pictures first:

You can see on the bottle where it had leaked during shipping :/

Soooo you all should know by now that I like corals, haha.  I just think they go great with any skin tone!

But anyway, this was my first CND polish that was sent to me for review.  It's a pretty coral cream that needed 3 coats (if I remember correctly) for complete coverage. 

I had some issues with the formula--it ended up being quite thick and hard to put on with a little bubbling but I'm almost positive that this was because this poor sample sat in my mailbox in 95 degree heat for quite a few days while we were out of town :(  It was also not sealed too great and had leaked in it's packaging which I'm sure was a big contributor as well.  I need to pick up some thinner and test it again because it's a beautiful color!  The other polish that I received from them did not have the same formula problem, so I'm pretty positive it was the heat that thickened this beauty up! 

Anyhow, I think this color is beautiful but not super unique and may be a dupe for the polish I just received from Barielle's Summer 2011 Karma Kollection called Gotta Have Fate!  The pictures look pretty similar, so when I can thin out Tropic Coral, I'll compare the two! 

Wellllllllll thanks for sticking with me during my time away!  I hope to get in a schedule again of updating, so bear with me for a while :)

<3 Whitney